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Posted January 2, 2010
Richly imagined debut from a writer to watch
Fascinating fiction about several people whose lives intertwine before, during, and after a coup in a unnamed country. All the characters exhibit degrees of a stern practicality and ruthless opportunism that seems appropriate to the politicized circumstances in which they find themselves. The fact that we are hearing each person's voice and these things are not known by the others, makes us somewhat complicit, or voyeuristic. We are not suprised, perhaps, at the violence that erupts. Very controlled, richly imagined debut from a writer to watch.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.